Super Searchers Go to School

Super Searchers Go to School

Sharing Online Strategies With K-12 Students, Teachers, and Librarians

eBook - 2005
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This series of interviews with twelve librarians and educators suggests ideas for helping students develop critical thinking skills, understand databases and search tools, visualize the structure of the world wide web, and search the internet efficiently. The appendix lists recommended search engines, subscription services, educational web sites, journals, and books. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Independent Publishing Group
Using an expert interview approach to K-12 research, this book shares ideas from professional researchers on the improvement of teacher awareness of critical information skills and the importance of information fluency. How educators and librarians can intrude respectfully when research becomes a largely self-serving pursuit, what the developmental issues are in teaching searching, and what a best practice looks like are discused. Other topics covered include motivating learners to care about improving their searching skills, selecting high quality resources, and how to engage an entire community, including classroom teachers, administrators, and parents.

Blackwell North Amer
In this book, a dozen prominent K-12 educators and educator-librarians share their strategies for helping students become effective, life-long information users. Through a series of interviews, Joyce Kasman Valenza - techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and herself a tech-savvy high school librarian - gets the experts to reveal their field-tested strategies for working with student learners and educator peers. You'll discover techniques for teaching search tools selection, evaluating result lists and Web sites, deciding when to use a professional database or the Invisible Web, and much more.

Publisher: Medford, N.J. : CyberAge Books, ©2005
ISBN: 9781573879606
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 255 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Basch, Reva


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